Pupils from Wyvil Primary School were delighted to knock on the door of No. 10 to present the campaign on your behalf.

Ayo, Leticia and Liam also wrote a letter to explain why their school voted Goal 6, universal access to clean water and safe toilets, as the most important of the UN's Global Goals.

With their letter and your signatures, we have sent a powerful reminder to the UK Government that we will not stop the pressure until the promise of the goal is reached.

"We believe all children deserve clean water and a toilet to use. We would be upset and tired to walk almost every day to get water that is not even clean."
Ayo, Leticia and Liam, Wyvil Primary School
Children from Wyvil Primary School hand in The Water Fight Petition to 10 Downing Street, 22nd September 2017 WaterAid/Laura Summerton

The fight

Every child, no matter where they are in the world, has a dream about what they'll be when they grow up. But not every child has the opportunity to make it happen.

One in ten children don't have clean water, and one in three don't have a decent toilet. For them, it's normal to have to walk to a muddy pond to collect water. It's normal to miss school because they're sick with diarrhoea from drinking dirty water.

"Water is my work."

For Samjhana, every day is a fight for clean water.

WaterAid/Mani Karmacharya

Samjhana's story

In Nepal, teenager Samjhana has been collecting water for her family since she was six years old. The well, about a mile from her village, is sometimes filled with dirty water. Or there's no water at all.

Her daily trips to the well mean that sometimes she misses school. And since she's determined to become a teacher, missing out on study time isn't an option.

“It’s education that improves your life," she says.

“Collecting water is my work. And becoming a teacher is even greater work. If I become a teacher, I’d be proud of myself.”

With clean water closer to home, Samjhana would have more time to focus on what's most important to her.

Something worth fighting for

With your support, we'll be able to make clean water normal for more children like Cynthia from Madagascar. We worked with her community to bring clean water and a new toilet block to her school. "I no longer have to fetch water. Now I have time to play and study."

Cynthia playing and having fun with her friends in Madagascar WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

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